Evan Fraser

Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph

Professor Fraser is the Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, where he holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and is also a professor of Geography. Professor Fraser received degrees in Forestry, Anthropology and Agriculture at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. After graduating, he worked in a policy institute with the Hon. Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and began his academic career in 2003 in the U.K. where he worked on farming and climate change at the University of Leeds. He is a fellow of Trudeau Foundation, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars.

Professor Fraser’s work focuses on the global challenge of advancing food security.  In addition to research publications, Professor Fraser has written books on food and sustainable agriculture. His articles have been published by CNN, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen and The Walrus. Professor Fraser’s web video series on “Feeding Nine Billion” has been watched more than 500,000 times and is used in classrooms around the world.